Period
to 27 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 83 62
Rank change year-on-year -12 -21 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 44 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.39% 2.13% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.51% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 42
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +8.53%
10th Percentile £320 £261 £276
90th Percentile £449 £457 £400
South West median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £13.70 -

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,472 1,750 1,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 81.82% 84.70% 83.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 1,198 1,031
Bristol median daily rate £450 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £263
90th Percentile £625 £575 £531
South West median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 62 36
Bristol median hourly rate £33.75 £37.53 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.06% +114.43% -30.00%
10th Percentile £15.04 £12.78 £11.21
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.23 £46.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -20.00%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (36.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (28.00%) JIRA
3 7 (28.00%) DevOps
3 7 (28.00%) VB.NET
3 7 (28.00%) .NET
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) Change Management
3 7 (28.00%) CAD
3 7 (28.00%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (28.00%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (28.00%) Technical Leadership
4 6 (24.00%) Finance
4 6 (24.00%) Law
4 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (24.00%) Azure
4 6 (24.00%) Business Transformation
4 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (16.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (16.00%) API Testing
6 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 4 (16.00%) Selenium
6 4 (16.00%) TDD
6 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) SAP
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Back Office
7 3 (12.00%) ERP

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Azure
2 3 (12.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) Gatling
4 1 (4.00%) JMeter
4 1 (4.00%) Postman
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
1 6 (24.00%) Law
2 3 (12.00%) Back Office
3 2 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
1 13 (52.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Financial Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) ERP Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) CAD
1 7 (28.00%) Change Management
1 7 (28.00%) Customer Requirements
1 7 (28.00%) DevOps
1 7 (28.00%) Problem-Solving
1 7 (28.00%) Technical Leadership
2 6 (24.00%) Business Transformation
2 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (16.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (16.00%) API Testing
3 4 (16.00%) BDD
3 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (16.00%) TDD
3 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 2 (8.00%) Line Management
5 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (8.00%) Use Case
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Scala
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.00%) Concur
4 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards